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Ascension Parish District Attorney seeking death penalty for Matthew Mire

2 years 7 months 2 days ago Wednesday, December 15 2021 Dec 15, 2021 December 15, 2021 7:22 AM December 15, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

ASCENSION PARISH - Ascension Parish's District Attorney Ricky Babin is seeking the death penalty for Matthew Mire, a 31-year-old accused of killing a state trooper, a woman, and injuring another person in Ascension and Livingston Parishes.

"The judge granted our motion. Things are moving, so we're very happy," said Babin.

Officials say it was October 9 when Mire ambushed and killed Master Trooper Adam Gaubert at the intersection of Airline and Jefferson Highways in Prairieville before shooting a couple in a harrowing episode that also left 37-year-old Pamela Adair dead.

"We're just trying to get this to trial as quick as we can so we can get justice for these families," said Babin."

When previously asked about Mire's case, Babin said there was a "strong likelihood" his office would pursue the death penalty against Mire; Wednesday's announcement marks Babin's follow-through on this statement.

At this time, Mire is being held in Livingston Parish Jail. 

A trial date is set for September 12th. 

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